Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Favorite Films Set in the 1830s

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Below is a list of my favorite movies (so far) that are set in the 1830s: 


FAVORITE FILMS SET IN THE 1830s



1. "The Adventures of Huck Finn" (1993) - Elijah Wood and Courtney B. Vance starred in this excellent Disney adaptaion of Mark Twain's 1885 novel about a young Missouri boy who joines a runaway slave on a journey along the Mississippi River toward the free states in antebellum America. Stephen Sommers directed.



1- The Count of Monte Cristo 2002

2. "The Count of Monte Cristo" (2002) - James Caviezel starred as the vengeful Edmond Dantès in Disney's 2002 adaptation of Alexandre Dumas, père's 1844 novel. Directed by Kevin Reynolds, the movie co-starred Guy Pearce and Dagmara Dominczyk.



2 - Pride and Prejudice 1940

3. "Pride and Prejudice" (1940) - Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier starred in this entertaining adaptation of Jane Austen's 1813 novel. Robert Z. Leonard directed.



3 - The Count of Monte Cristo 1975

4. "The Count of Monte Cristo" (1975) - Richard Chamberlain gave an intense performance in the 1975 television adaptation of Dumas' novel. Tony Curtis and Kate Nelligan co-starred.



4 - Impromptu

5. "Impromptu" (1991) - Judy Davis and Hugh Grant starred in this comedic tale about author George Sand's pursuit of composer Frédéric Chopin in 1830s France. James Lapine directed.



5 - Amistad

6. "Armistad" (1997) - Steven Spielberg directed this account of the 1839 mutiny aboard the slave ship La Amistad and the trials of the Mendes tribesmen/mutineers, led by Sengbe Pieh. The movie starred Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConnaughey, Morgan Freeman and Anthony Hopkins.



6 - Wide Sargasso Sea 2006

7. "Wide Sargasso Sea" (2006) - Rebecca Hall and Rafe Spall starred in this 2006 television adaptation of Jean Rhys's 1966 novel, which is a prequel to Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel, "Jane Eyre". It focused upon the early marriage of Antoinette Cosway (Bertha Mason) and Edward Rochester.



7 - My Cousin Rachel

8. "My Cousin Rachel" (1952) - Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton starred in this adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's 1951 novel about a young Englishman's obsession with his late cousin's widow. Henry Koster directed.



8 - The Alamo 2004

9. "The Alamo" (2004) - John Lee Hancock directed this account of the Battle of the Alamo, the only production about the Texas Revolution that I actually managed to enjoy. The movie starred Billy Bob Thornton, Patrick Wilson and Jason Patric.



9 - The Big Sky

10. "The Big Sky" (1952) - Howard Hawks directed this adaptation of A.B. Guthrie's 1947 novel about a fur trader's expedition up the Missouri River. Kirk Douglas and Dewey Martin starred.

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